Kell Brook, Sheffield’s big hope of a world title, overcame his big test tonight in a re-match against troublesome American Carson Jones.
Boxing outdoor at Hull, the Ingle powerhouse dominated the early stages and forced an early knockdown.
Jones, such a game warrior, started to assert himself for a short spell.
But Brook started to impress again and referee Michael Alexander stepped in, in the eighth round.
Jones was angry - saying he wasn’t in trouble.
Brook said he’d “had fun.”
Afterwards, Eddie Hearn, the promoter, said a big fight at Sheffield Arena would be announced in September.
Could that be Shane Mosley?
*Curtis Woodhouse, the former Sheffield United footballer, stopped Harworth’s Joe Elfidh earlier on the bill at Craven Park.
Woodhouse had his opponent on the floor three times before the one-sided contest was stopped.
More detail in Monday’s Star.